Polaris solar PV net news: the second half of last year, oil prices continued to decline Industrywide worries about the future of the oil and gas industry. However, is in stark contrast with it, renewable energy and other alternative energy industries to gain people’s attention again, its prospects were also placed great hopes.
Recently, CleanEdge energy consultancy issued a routine report, expected in 2015, the clean energy sector will be a booming trend in North America, such as renewable energy, energy, alternative energy industry will grow steadily.
Renewable 100% flavour
Once upon a time, renewable energy has been seen as the “small minority” of energy, in the area of energy supply only as a supplement. In 2014, however, renewable energy, in particular renewable energy, are very eye-catching performance in the world, gives the industry with new eyes.
According to reports from CleanEdge, in North America, renewable energy has become the most “trendy” sources of energy, many non-energy companies are very interested in renewable energy. For example, the famous Apple, have abandoned the use of fossil fuels in favor of comprehensive use of renewable energy; Amazon recently announced that their data centers will all use renewable energy; in addition, there are Facebook, Google and other companies have also become the renewable part of the army of fans.
And technology companies ‘ enthusiasm for each other is energy companies were overwhelmed. For example, the United States wind energy, solar energy development company NextEra energy company has just announced that the pending acquisition of the Hawaiian Electric Company, which had already made plans, in 2030 years ago to realize its 65% of the supply of electricity from renewable energy. CleanEdge founder RonPernick, said NextEra energy is unquestionably the renewable generation of electricity in Hawaii’s warm, in Florida, another arm of the company’s renewable energy support.
In fact, not only promoted renewable energy in North America, in recent years, renewable energy on a global scale are warmly welcomed. For example, located in the North of Denmark, submitted by 2050 from fossil energy fully based on renewable energy. The country also has developed detailed implementation path: by 2020 wind power accounted for about 50% electricity consumption; 2030 power supply completely free of fossil fuels; 2035 heating from renewable energy sources; by 2050 completely free of fossil fuels. It is understood that at present Denmark is close to achieving its phased targets for 2020.
Energy storage industry will open up new possibilities
According to CleanEdge reports, in addition to renewable energy itself, to provide “services” the storage industry is “fire” up, good situation of development and increasing competitiveness. In North America, dozens of companies are busy cutting costs and improving technology, work hard for pole position in the market.
RonPernick pointed out that, although, for now, the cost is still the energy storage industry facing problems, but recently with advances in technology, in the field of solar energy cost control has started to take a turn. “In the future, those with higher electricity costs for commercial and industrial users, especially those of rising demand for electricity, will be among the first to benefit from the development of the energy industry. “Pernick said.
It is understood that California is the United States energy market is the most mature areas, is already America’s energy industry, “head of State”. In addition, the enthusiasm for the energy storage industry in New York State is rising; even in the Texas oil and gas industry is developed, energy storage is becoming more and more popular, regulators, public utility companies hoping to integrate more renewable power, peak tension supply.
According to solar company SunPower and Sunverge joint report, by 2018, the United States joint storage of solar energy market value, is expected to rise from $ 42 million per year in 2014 to $ 1 billion per year. By then, the national 10% of commercial users of solar energy storage system at the same time.
At the global level, energy storage is also gradually become the industry’s “favorite.” Bloomberg News recently reported, fossil energy consumption power Japan now attaches great importance to energy development. Japan produced by the province has announced that it plans to spend $ 93 billion yen, or about $ 779 million, help and small business entities to install storage facilities and improving energy efficiency.
According to the latest industry analysis consultancy, NavigantResearch is expected by 2023, the world’s only distributed energy storage industry’s annual revenues will reach $ 16.5 billion, and the future, this figure will also maintain an upward trend. “The past two years, distributed energy storage market fast, has become one of the world’s fastest-growing energy market. “The firm’s report said,” the grid operators, utilities, and Governments are currently installed on storage facilities are positive and encouraging attitude. Is expected to further growth in this market in the future. ”
Meanwhile, in a separate report, the company expects the development of large-scale energy storage industry will very quickly, by 2024, annual revenues will reach $ 68 billion.
Low oil resistance of clean electric power development
As regards the present impact of lower oil prices, CleanEdge report found that low oil prices may indeed have had an impact on the transportation of clean energy, but the power sector has not been affected. The report points out that fossil energy market volatility remains strong, unexpected events, such as geopolitics will affect the price of fossil fuels, by contrast, clean energy generation usually do not have these “troubles” and, therefore, under the current low oil price, clean energy and energy-efficiency industries are still growing rapidly.
Bloomberg new energy finance, the founder and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on MichaelLiebreich said: “we should not just consider how the drop in oil prices will affect the development of clean energy industries, on the other hand, we should think more about how clean energy industry will affect oil prices. ”
In addition, CleanEdge report also pointed out that United States power sector is much less sensitive to oil price fluctuations, because its electricity and crude oil or oil products prices are not linked, but closely tied to the utility company’s power generation costs and, therefore, impact of falling cost of clean energy generation is even more apparent.
Also, it was recently announced that prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, in part, on the development of clean energy industries has also played an active role. Pernick said earlier, the United States already has a number of States prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing method, such as Texas and New York State practice might in the future will be more and more States to follow suit, which would reduce oil and gas development, renewable and other clean energy will bring more development opportunities.
Pernick said, in fact, in Europe, France, and Germany and other countries, also have limited or completely prohibit the use of hydraulic fracturing, which promote the development of clean energy is good.
Original title: renewable energy continued to advance steadily more competitive energy storage: 2015 to develop clean energy is unstoppable